Job Posting: Deputy Director of External Affairs & Media Relations

Government Operations Agency

Deputy Director of External Affairs & Media Relations
Senior Assistant to the Governor/OPR/Governor's Office

$0.00 - $10,547.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

The Deputy Director of External Affairs and Media Relations (DDEAMR) will lead the California Statewide Census 2020 public affairs, earned media strategy and paid and contract media and advertising while serving as the webmaster and public information officer.  The DDEAMR will also assist the Director with managing external relationships and partnerships.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

    Position Details

    Job Code #:
    Position #(s):
    Working Title:
    Deputy Director of External Affairs & Media Relations
    Senior Assistant to the Governor/OPR/Governor's Office
    $0.00 - $10,547.00
    # of Positions:
    Work Location:
    Sacramento County
    Job Type:
    Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time

    Department Information

    The U.S. Constitution mandates that the U.S. Census Bureau conduct a general count of its population every 10 years.  The next nationwide decennial census will take place in the early part of 2020.  Local, state, and Federal governments use the decennial census for the purposes of apportioning their districts, and the Federal government uses it to distribute approximately $600 billion dollars in Federal funds annually among tribal, state, and local governments to fund critical programs, social services, and infrastructure projects.  The State of California depends on census data and Federal funds to deliver quality services to its residents.  The California Complete Count- Census 2020 (Census) initiative is comprised of a broad-based coalition of community organizations, advocates, the private sector, interfaith communities, and philanthropy all working together to inform, educate and mobilize all Californians to be counted in 2020.

    Department website:

    Our Mission:  California Complete Count-Census 2020 is a statewide outreach and awareness campaign designed to ensure an accurate and complete count of all California residents in the upcoming federal Census 2020.

    Application Instructions

    Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: Until Filled

    Who May Apply

    This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.

    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    Government Operations Agency
    Attn: Personnel-Thuy Le
    1515 S Street, North Bldg., Ste 500
    Sacramento, CA 95811

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    Personnel-Thuy Le
    1810 16th Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    Contact Information

    The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Thuy Le
    (916) 324-0561

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    EEO Officer
    (916) 845-3651
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    The Ideal Candidate

    The ideal candidate will possess a passion for public service and serving the State and its residents including the following professional and personal skills, characteristics and attributes:

    Professional Characteristics:

    • Strong media presence and partnerships.
    • Strong experience with social media and website development and presence.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent public speaking skills.
    • Excellent research and analytical skills.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Exceptional customer service.
    • Proven track record of delivering results in a fast paced/high pressure environment with multiple work streams.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
    • Working experience/knowledge of Administration, local government, non-profits etc.
    • Experience working with diverse communities.
    • Bilingual ability (writing and speaking) in English and a secondary language including (Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai or Vietnamese).

    Personal Skills/Attributes:
    • Excellent communicator and interpersonal skills.
    • Highly organized and detail oriented with strong planning and administration skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure in a high stress fast-paced environment.
    • Team oriented.
    • Demonstrates initiative.

    • Four-year degree or equivalent experience.
    • Three-years of professional work experience in media environment.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Work night and/or weekend hours, as necessary.
    • Ability to travel as needed

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail